Vale David Aalders

Sadly former Victorian Branch President David Aalders passed away on 16th September (2017). David commenced his career as an assistant projectionist at the old Sunshine Theatre which was operated by George and Roc Kirby. David’s role grew with the company as the number of Village drive-in and hardtop theatres expanded through the 1950s and 1960s.…

Theatre Lives Again

The Art-Deco Star Theatre at Invermay (Launceston) has served as a Vinnie’s (St. Vincent De Paul) store since 1969, but is now being remodelled to reopen as an Arthouse cinema complete with eatery and micro-brewery. Work has been underway since April 2017, and there are hopes to have the historic theatre operational before Christmas 2017.

2016 – Peter Fenton OAM

Peter Fenton began his film career as a sound mixer with Merv Murphy’s Paddington production company Supreme Sound in 1958. The complex (which included a laboratory), specialised in cinema and television commercials, as well as documentaries and the occasional television pilot. Peter had worked with radio 2UE as an on-air panel operator, and later as a Production Operator recording commercials, jingles and serials. After a brief stint at Natec…